ONGOING EVENTS: • Books and Babes Storytime: Nov. 12 and 19 at 11:15 a.m. Babies up to about 18 months and their caregivers are invited for a half-hour of songs, movement, and books. Registration is not required. Event is free of charge.
• Tales for Tots: Nov. 13 and 20 at 10:15 a.m. and Nov. 14 and 21 at 11:15 a.m. Three and four-year-olds are invited with a FDUHJLYHU IRU VWRULHV, VRQJV, fiQgerplays and a craft with Miss Linda and her puppet, Lucy. Free event. Registration not necessary.
• Mother Goose Storytime: Nov. 13 and 20 at 11:15 a.m. and Nov. 14 and 21 at 10:15 a.m. goin “Miss Linda” for about 45 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes. For children about 18 to 3S months. Event is free and registration is not required.
• Reading Romp: Nov. 14 and 21 at 1:30 p.m. Storytime for children ages 3-5 years old. Taught by Mrs. Linda Doll, there will be stories, songs and rhymes followed by a cool craft. Plan about 45 minutes for storytime and bring your library card to take library materials home with you, too. Registration is not required for this free activity.
• Reading Round-up: Nov. 11 and 18 at 4:15 p.m. Children in grades K through 3 and 4-year-olds are invited to sign up to spend 45 minutes reading with a teen or pre-teen. Please sign up for each week your child can attend. Students in grades S-12 who would like to be reading buddies, please contact Mrs. Kate DiGiacomo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Gentle Vinyasa: Tuesdays in November at 3:30 p.m. Gentle Vinyasa yoga is a softer, deep yoga practice focusing on alignment of each asana and mindful sequencing of yoga poses. This balanced yoga class will include asana Eyoga poses), breath work and guided meditation. This class is for experienced yogis, beginners or those interested in a gentle, mindful practice. Participants should be DEOH WR VLW RQ WKH flRRU DQG VWDQG. Please bring a yoga mat to class. The cost is $5 per class which can be paid the day of the class, or in advance. Please register at www.jeaneslibrary.org or call S10-828-0441.
• Mahjong Players: Nov. 13 and 20 at 5:30 p.m. Players in the Gray Matter Corner. New players are welcome. The Program is free. No registration is required.
• Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 1: Fridays in November at 11:15 a.m. We invite you to join our mostly seated Tai Chi Class on your journey to better health and well-being. This PRGLfiHG, VHDWHG, YHUVLRQ RI 7DL Chi for Arthritis is safe and easy WR OHDUQ. ,I yRu KDYH GLIfiFuOWy standing, this Tai Chi practice has been adapted for the seated practitioner. Classes are 45 minutes long, cost $5.
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William Jeanes Memorial Library
The William Jeanes Memorial Library is open at 4051 goshua Road, Lafayette Hill. Visit www.jeaneslibrary. org or call S10-828-0441 for information and to register for programs. SPECIAL EVENTS: • Glimpses of the Civil War for Kids: Nov. 10. Learn about secret weapons of the Civil War, life for those at home and more. Our presenter, Victor Brooks, has authored 11 books, 3 for children and loves sharing with kids. Brooks is a professor at Villanova rniversity. There will be time for questions, so bring any you might have with you. This is a free event, no sign up required. Spread the word to your friends. This presentation is recommended for students in grades 3-S, and of course, adults!
• Movie Night: Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The library will be showing 12 Angry Men, a 1957 classic directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda, about a dissenting juror in a murder trial who slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. The program will be held in the Community Room and includes a short introduction and a half hour discussion afterwards. The discussion will be led by local UHVLGHQW DQG “fiOP EuII,” LLz ZLHWz. 7KLV LV D IUHH SURJUDP, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Sign up via our interactive calendar so we will know how many chairs we need.
• Makin’ Music: Nov. 16 at 11:45 a.m. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy this special time of singing, playing with shaker eggs, and movement with staff from Makin’ Music. Please register for this free event at www.jeaneslibrary.org or call S10-828-0441.
• Hunger Games Trivia: Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. Teens in grades S-12 are invited to come to the library and test their Hunger Games knowledge. nuestions will be taken from the Catching Fire Book only and given in a game show format.
• Bedtime Storytime: Nov. 18 at S:30 p.m.Mrs. Lori TomFzDN, NLQGHUJDUWHQ WHDFKHU from St. Philip Neri School, will bring some favorite stories to share for this bedtime storytime. No need to sign up. Children are welcome to come in pajamas and bring a blanket or toy to cuddle. This storytime is recommended for children 2 ½ - 7 years old.
• Afternoon Book Club: Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Email or call to become a member of the geanes Library Book Club. Please make a reservation. The book for October is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. The library will be reserving a number of copies for Book Club members. Contact the CheckOut desk to obtain a copy. The afternoon and evening book clubs will be reading the same book each month so you will have two possible times to join us for a discussion!
• Evening Book Club: Nov. 21 at S:30 p.m. Email or call to become a member of the geanes Library Book Club. Please make a reservation. The book for October is The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. The library will be reserving a number of copies for Book Club members. Contact the Check-Out desk to obtain a copy. The afternoon and evening book clubs will be reading the same book each month so you will have two possible times to join us for a discussion!
• Lego Free Play: Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come to play with our UHJuODU VLzHG LHJRV. 1R VLJQ up is necessary. Come and use your imagination!
• Read! Build! Play! Storytime: Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Children about 3-5 are encouraged to join Miss Beth for a special Lego storytime. The theme is “Things that Go.” We’ll be reading at least one story and building with Duplo blocks. Please sign up.
• Affordable Care Act Presentation: Nov. 25 Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Do you need to know more about the law and how it will impact you, your family or your business? Dr. Val Arkoosh, a recRJQLzHG OHDGHU RQ KHDOWK UHIRUP and former President of the National Physicians Alliance, will be available to answer your questions.
The Conshohocken Free Library, 301 Fayette St. For more information or to register for programs call S10-825-1S5S. The library will present the following programs:
• Preschool Story Time & Parachute Play: Thursdays until Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. goin Miss Lorraine for stories, songs, parachute activities and more for children ages 2-5. Call S10-825-1S5S for more information.
• Book Sale: First Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Conshohocken Library, hundreds of books will be for sale!
• Babies at the Library: Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. Infants and toddlers from birth through age 2, join Miss Lorraine for stories, songs and more. Space is limited, so please call S10-825-1S5S to register on Monday after noon.
• Infant & Toddler Story Time: Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. Stories, songs and fun for infants up to two years old. Story time is limited to 1S children, so please call S10825-1S5S to reserve your child’s spot in advance on Monday after 12 p.m.
• Medicare Counseling: Nov. 19. Do you have questions about your Medicare’s Open Enrollment? You can reserve a spot for a one-onone appointment with an Apprise Medicare Counselor. The next available appointments are in the afternoon. Call ES10) 825-1S5S to reserve your personal appointment time.
Lower Providence Community Library
Lower Providence Community Library, 50 Parklane Drive, Eagleville ES10-SSS-SS40), presents the following programs:
• World’s Largest Writing Challenge and NonSrRfiW LLWHrDry &ruVDGH: November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Participants in this challenge pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by Nov. 30. Bring your own laptop, word processor, iPad, notepad, or whatever you use to write. There are a limited number of laptops available at the library for checkout. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, or to speak to NaNoWriMo participants in your area, visit www.nanowrimo.org or contact press@nanowrimo. org. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. To register HPDLO PPRzL@PFOLQF.RUJ, call S10-SSS-SS40 ext 0, or stop by the library. Meetings will be held on the following dates: Nov. 12, 14, 19, 21 and 26 and Dec. 5
• FLnDnFLDO 3ODnnLnJ EGucation Workshop: Dec. 4 at S:30 p.m. This program will be presented by Bruce Sham, CLF, a special care planner from First Financial Group. Registration is requested. Please email PPRzL@PFOLQF.RUJ, FDOO S10-SSS-SS40, ext. 0 or stop by the library circulation desk.
Meetings & Lectures
The National Association of Acitve and Retired Federal Employees Chapter #372 will hold its monthly luncheon meeting Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at Ray’s Diner, 14 E. Germantown Pike, East Norriton. For more information, please call S10-382-2752.
The Blue Bell Toastmasters will be hosting a meeting Nov. 12 from S:45-9 p.m. at Gwynedd EstatesACTS, 301 Norristown Rd., Ambler. Philip Hodgson, District 38 open house coordinator, will be presenting a humorous speech on “Learnign to Fly.” Additionally, this public speaking club hosts meetings every second and fourth Tuesday of the month and you many visit whenever you like. There is a nominal fee of $5 to atWHQG HDFK PHHWLQJ. 7R fiQG out more about Toastmasters Blue Bell CLub, please visit www.bbtoast.org.
“Learning Disabilities: The Homeopathic Approach” will be presented by the Homeopathic Study Group of Central Montgomery County and Bernardo Merizalde, M.D. Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. This event will be held at the Plymouth Meeting Friends School, Germantown & Butler Pikes, Plymouth Meeting. For more information, contact Barbara Dively, coordinator at 215-S99-3391 or email@example.com
LeTip Of Blue Bell holds weekly meetings every Thursday at 7 a.m. at Manufacturers’ Country Club in Dresher. LeTip of Blue Bell is an active and successful business networking group founded under the principles of LeTip International Inc. LeTip of Blue Bell’s mission is to provide meaningful and successful business leads. LeTip of Blue Bell members pride ourselves on holding all of our members to exacting standards of competence and service. nuite simply, we are the best of the best. Our members, all of whom are accomplished and respected in their given areas
of business, work together to build each others businesses and increase the bottom line. Members introduce one another to new clients and cusWRPeUV wKR neeG D VSeFLfiF service and are expecting a call from a LeTip member who can provide that service. This chapter serves as your sales force, bringing new business to you! No more cold calling, just warm leads. To learn more, visit www.letipbluebell.com.
The Montco Senior Concert Choir meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the rnited Church of Christ, West Marshall and Noble streets, Norristown. Anyone interested in signing and bringing the joy of music to others is welcome. You must be 55 years or older. If interested, call gohn Bender at S10-279-1579.
The Wentz’s United Church of Christ Companions group, a senior group, PHHWV WKH fiUVW 7KuUVGDy of every month at noon for lunch and companionship. Please contact the church for details at S10-584-4855.
The Montgomery County Senior Slow Pitch Softball League has openings for the 2014 season. Age S0 or older welcome. Our league has openings for the 2014 season. Don’t worry about skill, come have fun. Season starts April with games every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings till October . Dues are $105 , which includes a shirt with your name on it and several social functions. Games are in the North Penn Area and the friendships are worth the trip. Everyone plays. Registration is now open thru ganuary 31th. Call gohn Frantz @ 215 855 4812 or see our web site www.mcssl.org.
Montgomery County Community College will present free community nights in its state-of-the-art Observatory and Observation Deck Nov. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 3, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m., March 17, 2014, from 8 to 10 p.m., and April 7, 2104, from 8 to 10 p.m. The Observatory is located Rn WKe WKLUG flRRU RI WKe FROlege’s Advanced Technology Center, Central Campus, 1313 Morris Road, Blue Bell. Call the observatory hotline, 215-S41-S4S0, an hour before each event for information about cancelation due to weather conditions. Community nights are free of charge and are open to the public, and astronomy clubs and scout troops are welcome. Students from the college’s introduction to astronomy course volunteer during the event to share their knowledge and assist visitors with using the telescope and viewing equipment.
The Writers’ Club of Montgomery County Community College will hold a coffeehouse Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7-10 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Campus Store, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Writers and performers of all experience levels are encouraged WR EULnJ WKeLU SReWUy, fiFWLRn and songs. The event is free and is open to the community. For information, call the Campus Store at 215-S41SS00.
The Ambler Symphony OMontgomery County Community College’s Drama Club and Theatre Arts Program presents romantic comedy ‘Prelude to a Kiss’ Nov. 21 and 23 8 p.m., Nov. 22-24 p.m. All performances will be held in MCCC’S Blackbox Theatre, Science Center 107 - Lower Level, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets are $10 general ad- mission and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, please visit www. mc3.eduLlivelyarts or call 215-S41-S518.
The Harlem Wizards will take the court at Wissahickon High School for a night of tricks, hoops and alley-oops Dec. 6 S:30 the Stony Creek Elementary PTO, the Wizards will square off against the Wissahickon All-Stars, a team including fun-loving faculty members from each of the Wissahickon schools. ReIUeVKPenWV, UDIfleV DnG HDUlem Wizards merchandise will be available, as well as a special halftime show and a free autograph session at the end of the game. General admission tickets will be on sale in early November and will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information contact the Stony Creek PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery County Community College will host “America’s Music” fiOP DnG OHFWuUH VHULHV ZLWK related concerts through Dec. 7. At MCCC’s Central Campus, Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. With interactive simulFDVWV WR 6RuWK HDOO, 5RRP 21S, West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown. Schedule of events follows:
• Swing Jazz: Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Films: “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and “Ken Burns’ gazz,” Episode S: “Sing, the Velocity of Celebration.” Followed by free Swing Fever Dance Band concert in Blue Bell only at 3 p.m.
Norristown Garden Club will present its 64th annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Blue Bell, Spring HRuVe DnG GwyneGG DUeDV. The tour raises money for scholarships and other community projects. Tickets are $25 per person and are now available by sending a check made out to Norristown Garden Club with a SSA envelope to P.O. Box 742, Spring HRuVe 19477. FRU LnIRUPDtion about purchasing tickets online, which includes a handling fee, please see www.norristowngardenclub. org. For information, call S10-279-0555.
Meadowood Senior Living will hold “The Longest Night,” a service of remembrance, grief and comfort, Dec. 19 at 19 in the auditorium of Meadowood Senior Living, 3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester. This service is for anyone who has experienced loss or diffiFuOWy — WKe GeDWK RI D ORYeG one, divorce, illness, loss of job — DnG LV ORRNLnJ IRU FRPIRUW or healing. This free program provides an opportunity for processing grief through poetry, UeDGLnJV, PuVLF DnG UefleFWLRn. There will be a time of refreshments as well as the opportunity for emotional and spiritual support.
The Montgomery County Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee is preparing for their annual parade by accepting nominations for the Grand Marshal until Dec. 13, 2013. Announcement of the Grand Marchal will take place on March 21st and the Grand Marshal’s Ball will be held on March 8. To be nominated, you must live in Montgomery County, be of Irish blood by birth or descent and must have contributed to the Irish Community, or the Community itself. All nominations can be mailed to the Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee, Attention Grand Marshal, 342 gefferson Street, Swedesburg, Pa. 19405. The parade itself will be held March 15 with a 2 p.m. start at 11th and Fayette Streets in Conshohocken. The theme of this year’s parade will be “Ireland, the Land of Legends.”
The Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County, located at 536 George St., Norristown, offers the following programs. For more information, call S10-275-19S0.
• Adult day services are available, with a full day of activities, lunch and snacks provided. The services are an alternative to nursing home care and a way to provide rest to caregivers. For more information, call Larry Reed at S10-275-19S0.
• Volunteer drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers can help once a week or once a month. For more information, call Larry Reed at S10-275-19S0.
• SAAC’s Fifth Avenue Boutique is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
MONTCO SAAC offers the following classes and events:
• Silver Sneakers with Laurie: Every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m.
• Dance class: Every Monday at 10:30 a.m.
• Yoga with Laurie: Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
• Line Dancing: Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
• Zumba: Every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove will host Birdtiques: Not Just for the Birds through Feb. 21. This show features the work of Alison Auth, a freelance artist and designer from Richmond, Virginia. The opening runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. free of charge. There will also be a meet and greet with Auth from 10 a.m. to noon for anyone interested in hearing her building process and a de- scription of her artwork. Auth began making “Birdtiques” as an expression of her love for birds, houses and architectural salvage. Combining salvaged wood and architectural cast offs and bits of tin turned into flRweUV RU flyLnJ LnVeFWV, eDFK Birdtique is one-of-a-kind. Please call ggAC at S10-SSS5593 ext. 101 for details. Guests may view the show during regular museum hours. Exhibition is free with regular museum admission.
Blue Bell School of Dance, 921 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, hosts Argentine Tango Classes and a Milonga dance party every Friday evening. Lessons start at 8:30 p.m. followed by dancing at 9:30 p.m. Andrew Conway, master Argentine Tango dancer, instructor and performer and his partner Linda Chase will instruct. All levels welcome and no partner is needed. Refreshments will be served. Fee is $12 per person and includes lesson and dancing. Information: 215S34-1101 or www.amoretango. com.
The College Financial Aid Game is being featured by The Whitemarch Business Association Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. This seminar will help parents of college bound high school students understand the complex and time consuming process of WKe finDnFLDO DLG VyVWeP. 0Lchael Grossman, author of “The College Financial Aid Maze” will be the presenter for this event. The seminar will be held at The Church of St. gude and the Nativity, 203 Germantown Pike, LaIDyeWWe HLOO. /LJKW UeIUeVKments and an opportunity to qualify for a Whitemarch Business Association $250 book scholarship are provided by the WBA. Please RSVP at 484-3S2-7414 or email@example.com